- 23 Dec 2021
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I am a volunteer at the Ellesmere Boat Museum working in the Heritage Boatyard wood shop. We are trying to develop a dust extraction hood for our compound mitre saw. It is a Milwalkie with no pick up points for dust extraction. Has anyone tackled this problem before? I was thinking of some form of overhead hood attached to a mobile dust extractor via a 12cm convoluted tube. The hood would not have to interfere with the mechanical lift and slide motions. It is the light dust that is our greatist concern and maybe a hood would lift this if the hood covers the extremes of the saw. However,although most waste seems to come off the back of the machine we would need to extract from all areas. Has this problem been solved before or is there a proprietry product? We would appreciate any advice.